Female undergraduates, thinking of a career in IT, will gather for a day of skills and discussions with females that work within the technology sector at the IT’s not just for boys! event.
As part of TARGETjobs Events’ STEMinism awareness campaign, 120 females have been chosen to attend the one day event which will be held at Bloomberg’s London offices on 23 November. The students will spend the day taking part in skills sessions, discussions and networking with other ladies in technology from the event sponsors and computer scientist Dr Sue Black.
The event is sponsored by 14 companies including Bloomberg, Microsoft, Logica, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sky and IBM.
Jenna Follett, recruitment marketing and events EMEA at Bloomberg, said Bloomberg scout for top level female graduates to join its development team within its R&D business.
“By working alongside TARGETjobs Events, Bloomberg are able to support the development of female IT grads while also connecting them with our business representatives and career opportunities,” she added.
Stephanie Robinson, staffing project manager, UK diversity & inclusion lead at Microsoft, said: “By supporting events that showcase how women can add unique value in technology-related industries and by developing a network designed to support and invest in some of our most exceptional female technologists, we hope to lead the way in developing the next generation of women in STEM.”